Protein powder’s a staple in the fitness world. It’s got such a great rep for a reason: it’s an easy way to get protein in your system and promote muscle protein synthesis. After working your muscles hard, they need to recover before they can grow. A high-quality, pure, and complete protein source like TB12™ Protein enables them to reach their peak functionality.

It’s absolutely essential to properly fuel your body, whether you’re a pro athlete or not. This means eating a variety of nutritious, plant-based food and mindfully supplementing your diet. Protein powder is a great way to make sure you’re giving your body everything it needs to make progress. But why is protein powder so great? How should you be using protein powder? Here’s the rundown.

 

PURE PROTEIN

Adding protein to your diet is a great idea, but make sure you don’t add any bad stuff with it. A powder with lots of added sugar, artificial flavors, and bulking agents won’t bring you the same benefits as a pure protein isolate powder. TB12 Protein packs 20 grams of protein into a 22 gram serving — that’s about 91 percent protein! That’s the difference between our whey protein isolate and other protein options. Many of the protein powders you’ll see on the shelves are below 80 percent protein, and some go as low as 50 percent or worse! Why put extra unhealthy stuff in your body when what you’re really after is a protein boost? TB12 Protein only has two ingredients, making it free of additives and also free of sugar, gluten, and fat. Even though it’s a whey protein, it’s got virtually zero lactose, making it nice and easy to digest for everyone — even those with lactose sensitivities. It doesn’t get better than that.

 

TAKE IT AFTER A WORKOUT

Protein powder is a great way to start your day. Pop it in a smoothie or make some protein bites for a substantial breakfast! Make sure to also follow the “20-minute rule,” though, regarding when to have protein powder. That rule’s about having your protein within the 20 minutes immediately following your workout. This will ensure muscle protein synthesis, the process that both restores and builds your muscles. If you don’t give your body protein within 20 minutes, it will start to break down your muscles in an attempt to fuel itself!

 

HOW MUCH TO HAVE

Many people know that protein is important, but not everyone knows exactly how much protein they need on a daily basis. That’s because everyone’s different — variables like age, weight, and activity level dictate your protein needs. Generally speaking, though, you can use this table to determine how much total protein you should be consuming a day.

Based on this table, if you weigh 150 pounds and exercise recreationally, you need about 75 to 112 grams of protein every day. You get lots of protein from your regular diet, but protein powder can ensure you’re getting enough. Look at the meals you have in a typical day and estimate your protein consumption. Then, see how much more protein you need to meet your body’s needs. That’s how much protein powder to take — enough to get you to your goal. This makes your protein consumption a breeze, since you won’t need to worry about keeping track of your protein-rich meals all day. Instead, have at least one scoop of TB12 Protein each day so you can focus on eating a diverse diet of nutrient-rich foods, not counting grams of protein.

 

HOW TO TAKE PROTEIN POWDER

You can be as complicated or simple with your protein recipes as you want. TB12™ Protein is unflavored, so you can add it to anything without compromising the taste of your meal! For example, you can add a scoop of TB12 Protein to a glass of almond milk and call it a day. To spice it up, you can get creative and make it into healthy cookies, use it in overnight oats, or even add it to your spinach dip. And of course, don’t underestimate shakes and smoothies! Try it out — Download the TB12 Method mobile app for recipes!

 

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